HACKENSACK, NJ -- CupaClad® recently announced that IBC Advanced Cladding, a division of Illinois Brick Company, has been selected to distribute its world-leading natural slate rainscreen cladding system throughout the Chicago metroplex. Sustainable, efficient, modern and wildly successful, CupaClad recently entered the North American marketplace.

Illinois Brick/IBC already enjoys a huge, major market share in masonry sales throughout the region. Now that the firm is focusing on adding related products, in particular to meet building envelope requirements, CupaClad is confident it will be a perfect fit to represent its rainscreen system.
Nathan Karaway, vice president of architectural sales at Illinois Brick Company/IBC Advanced Cladding, said. “We are very excited to be partnering with CupaClad. Their approach to educate our team and help IBC launch a market presence has really been positive. Even more exciting, the A&D community has expressed much interest and excitement for a natural slate product such as this. These new rainscreen systems are coming into the United States because of the ever-changing energy and building codes. CupaClad’s natural slate is a high-performance, low-maintenance material. It has unique modern colors, is a lightweight system resulting in ease of installation, which offers a countless number of solutions for builders.”

Karaway went on to state that the appearance of CupaClad installation with its modern colors and limitless design options can be the “look of the neighborhood.” “The system offers so many positives,” Karaway said. “And, with builders looking for cutting-edge designs as well as simplified installations to bring their costs down, I am now proud to say we distribute CupaClad natural slate facade systems, and will be promoting them, beginning at Facades + in Chicago this September.”

CupaClad materials are painstakingly chosen from 16 quarries of the firm’s parent company, Cupa Pizarras, a world leader in natural slate. The most exacting quality control program ensures that CupaClad technical properties will ensure exceptional facade performance in any location of the world.